Police Officer James L. Metz

Police Officer James L. Metz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, September 10, 1887

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James L. Metz

Police Officer James Metz suffered a fatal heart attack inside the Second Police District shortly after making an arrest.

He had just placed the prisoner inside a jail cell when he was stricken inside the hearing room of the station house.

Officer Metz was a Union Army veteran of the Civil war and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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